Policy Briefs

The Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) Policy Briefs provide timely, reliable data and analysis to inform current issues in education and social policy.


  • Pathways to an Elite Education: Exploring Strategies to Diversify NYC’s Specialized High Schools


  • Undocumented College Students in the United States: In-State Tuition Not Enough to Ensure Four-Year Degree Completion


  • Time to English Proficiency for English Language Learners in New York City and Miami-Dade County
  • More than a Paycheck? The Impact of Summer Youth Employment on Students’ Educational Engagement and Success


  • Can Formal–Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The Impact of Urban Advantage
  • A Decade of Change in NYC Schools
  • Financing Public Education in New York City and the Rest of the State
  • Foreclosure and Kids: When Losing Your Home Means Losing Your School
  • Making the Mosaic: The Changing Face of NYC’s (Im)migrant Students


  • Kids and Foreclosures: New York City

Archived Policy Briefs